The Spartans managed a victory at home over Rutgers (Wednesday) then fell on the road to Penn State (Saturday). Despite the loss, the Spartans are tied for first in the Big Ten (with Minnesota, Purdue and Nebraska, each with only one loss so far at this early juncture in the season). Hang on, it could be a wild ride this year. The Big Ten only has three (3) teams currently in the AP top-25: Wisconsin (#13), Purdue (#20), and Indiana (#25). And, the number of undefeated teams among the top-25 has dropped to two (2): Baylor (#1), and Gonzaga (#5).
Next up for the Spartans: at home against Minnesota (Wednesday) then on the road to Ohio State (Sunday). Go Green!
The upsets this week included:
Villanova (#1) losing to Butler (#18).
West Virginia (#7) losing to unranked Texas Tech by one (1) point in overtime.
Louisville (#9) losing to Notre Dame (#23).
Virginia (#11) losing to unranked Pittsburgh.
Wisconsin (#13) losing to Purdue (#20).
Virginia Tech (#21) losing to unranked NC State.
USC (#23) losing to unranked California by one (1) point.
The close calls this week (won by six points or less [two scores] or in overtime) included:
Baylor (#2) defeating unranked Iowa State by two (2) points then defeating unranked Oklahoma State by four (4) points..
Kansas (#3) defeating unranked Kansas State by two (2) points.
North Carolina (#14) defeating unranked Clemson by three (3) points in overtime.
Butler (#18) defeating unranked Georgetown in overtime.
Purdue (#20) defeated Ohio State by only one (1) point.
Notre Dame (#23) defeating unranked Clemson by five (5) points.
Top-25 match-ups won by the higher-ranked team included:
Florida State (#12) defeating Virginia Tech (#21)
Wisconsin (#13) defeating Indiana (#25).